Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Lithuania  /  Kaunas County  /  Kaunas  /  Museums  /  Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum

Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

(4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. To visit Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum on your trip to Kaunas, use our Kaunas holiday planner.
map
Create a full Kaunas itinerary

Plan your trip to Kaunas

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kaunas by other users

16 days in Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM TUNISIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in The Baltics BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Latvia & Lithuania BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Stockholm, Lithuania & Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Lithuania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Vilnius, Kaunas & Siauliai BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The ethnographic museum dedicated to the classic rustic Lithuania 18-19 century. authentic or just preserved wooden residential and commercial buildings of past centuries, utensils, household items. Layout of manors and estates and the Centre of the historic town of maximum reflects the spirit and characteristics of old Lithuania. Beautiful landscapes and nature around. Competes with Park Skansen in Stockholm and the Estonian open air museum. That is typical to Lithuanian and Estonian museums created during Soviet times on money State.
    View original
  • They making an amazing show for pancakes Tuesday. Everyone who is in Lithuania on that weekend MUST visit this open air museum.  more »
  • Very interesting open-air museum, Built as a park, with meadows represent the culture of different regions and eras of Lithuanian province. It is advisable to visit in the summer, fully enjoy the nature park.
    View original